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MEXICO CITY -- A man convicted of spying in the U.S. for the Castro regime has been allowed to return to Cuba after more than a decade in an American prison, and on Monday he began the paperwork to make his homecoming permanent (link in Spanish). Rene...
Tags: Punishment, Cuba, Judges, Prisons, U.S. Military
Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups startles many Americans because such abuses are rare but consequential: When the House Judiciary Committee approved Articles of Impeachment on a momentous Saturday night in July 1974, one of the...
Gov. Jerry Brown has, as promised, filed legal papers to appeal federal court orders to reduce the state's prison population with the U.S. Supreme Court. [Updated 4:40 p.m. May 13: The brief notice of appeal, filed Monday afternoon, simply states that a...
Tags: Jerry Brown, Lawyers, Judges, Prisons, Trials
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor should never have retired from the U.S. Supreme Court. She is an 83-year-old with plenty of energy, which she expends hearing lower-court cases, giving speeches, and making me want to tear my hair out by talking like the...
May 12, 1958: The United States and Canada signed an agreement to create the North American Air Defense Command (later the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD). May 13, 1963: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Brady v. Maryland, upheld, 7-2, a...
Tags: Racism, Punishment, Religion and Belief, U.S. Senate, Judaism
South Bend TribuneA series of setbacks led to a Mishawaka woman's home being sold at a county tax sale, and a St. Joseph County judge is weighing whether she was adequately warned that her house was in jeopardy. Meanwhile, attorneys and judges around the state are...
Tribune reporterForty years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade case legalized abortion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the case is not her "ideal picture" for resolving the controversial issue of abortion. Instead, the landmark decision gave...
In the 1964 U.S. Supreme Court case Jacobellis v. Ohio, Justice Potter Stewart wrote a concurring opinion he hoped would establish a legal standard that protected every American’s right to free speech yet guarded “community standards”...
Stephanie Nordlinger, who lives in a modest Baldwin Hills tract home, has been reading with interest the news stories about computer magnate Michael Dell and his low, low property taxes. Last week, the Times reported that Dell has saved more than a...
America's war on drugs is being fought on myriad fronts. One of the most controversial battlefields involves the schoolhouse. In 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Pottawatomie County v. Earls, expanded drug testing in public schools. The ruling allowed...
Tags: Schools, Education, Periodicals, Teaching and Learning, Heroin
A section of a Costa Mesa law that limits what speakers can say at City Council meetings is unconstitutional, federal justices have ruled. The law's ban on "personal, impertinent, profane, insolent or slanderous remarks" during public comment periods...
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